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Libido linked to love of chocolate
Australia News ^ | Nov. 15, 2004 | Australia News

Posted on 11/14/2004 7:20:36 PM PST by FairOpinion

WOMEN have compared chocolate to sex for decades. Now doctors have discovered a scientific link between the two.

According to Italian researchers, women who eat chocolate regularly had the highest levels of desire, arousal and satisfaction from sex. But for men, the findings of a British study were not so good.

In the chocolate/sex study, urologists from Milan's San Raffaele hospital questioned 163 women about their consumption of chocolate and their sexual fulfilment.

"Women who have a daily intake of chocolate showed higher levels of desire than women who did not have this habit," the study found. "Chocolate can have a positive physiological impact on a woman's sexuality."

Dr Andrea Salonia, author of the study - funded by a university, not by the confectionery industry - said women who had a low libido could become more amorous after eating chocolate.

She believes chocolate could be particularly medicinal for women who shun sex because they are suffering from premenstrual tension.

"Chocolate is not like a food, it's like a drug," Dr Salonia said. "Women who suffer mood swings as a result of their menstrual cycle may also suffer a dip in their sexual function. I strongly believe eating chocolate may improve their sexual function."

The research also looked at smoking and coffee consumption, but found no links with sexual enjoyment. From The Sunday Times of London


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banalldrugs; bansex; chocolate; chocolateisdrug; drugsarebad; health; hotcocoagood; libido; marshmallows; mentalhealth; sexisdrug
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To: zygoat; JudyinCanada
Great relationship you have there /not

Maybe a little mutual respect will result in a little more mutual pleasure........

Try calling her something more affectionate than 'old lady,' treating her right, and see what happens......

Oh......and don't forget the chocolate. ;o)

61 posted on 11/14/2004 8:29:51 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: dubyaismypresident; lavrenti

I have some chocolate every day.


62 posted on 11/14/2004 8:32:59 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.HillaryWatch.org)
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To: FairOpinion

I like chocolate.


63 posted on 11/14/2004 8:34:15 PM PST by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: zygoat
No, she's not my wife.

Forget what I just said.

Get married. Don't believe the junk you see on TV. Married folks have MUCH more fun.

64 posted on 11/14/2004 8:34:31 PM PST by ohioWfan (W.........STILL the President!!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Same here.


65 posted on 11/14/2004 8:41:33 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: lavrenti

Really?


66 posted on 11/14/2004 8:45:35 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.HillaryWatch.org)
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To: Squantos

I love chocolate, but if I eat enough to satisfy the craving, I'll have to put up with mild acne. Bummer. :-( Moderation just doesn't work with chocolate!

The best stuff I've had is an Icelandic 'cooking' chocolate which is unassumingly wrapped in dull white paper. It's very dark yet quite sweet, with an high cocoa butter content. I think they use it to make hot chocolate. I'd drop a square (it's divided in a grid similar to a Hershey bar) into my coffee, and it would dissolve in an instant. Good stuff right out of the package. Too good.

Being a 'cooking' chocolate, my stash would be stored with my other baking supplies. Conveniently, noone else in the house would find it. Heh.


67 posted on 11/14/2004 8:50:12 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal

LOL.....Kewl........whats the brand name ? Where can I buy some to try ?


68 posted on 11/14/2004 8:52:43 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos
whats the brand name ?

I wish I had saved a wrapper. It was all in Icelandic.

Where can I buy some to try ?

Iceland, of course! :-)

69 posted on 11/14/2004 8:55:16 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Yes.


70 posted on 11/14/2004 9:10:16 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: Thinkin' Gal

Do you have to send for it from Iceland?


71 posted on 11/14/2004 10:09:17 PM PST by Bellflower (A new day is coming!)
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To: FairOpinion

**off to buy some Hershey stock.....**


72 posted on 11/14/2004 10:10:31 PM PST by lawgirl (Proud 2 time voter for George W. Bush as of 7:21 AM CST, November 2, 2004. LUVYA DUBYA!!)
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To: FairOpinion
The research also looked at smoking and coffee consumption, but found no links with sexual enjoyment.

Whew....! (wipes forehead)

73 posted on 11/14/2004 10:13:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: FairOpinion

We love a 4 oz. really dark chocolate bar, bittersweet, melted on low in the micro, stir in about a tbsp. of butter (very gently warmed again) and several tbsp.s of 1/2&1/2 stirred in (gently warmed again) and then add 3/4 tsp. of vanilla. Be very careful that when you warm it up you do it gently so as to not burn it at about power 4. You can add a little more 1/2&1/2 if you want it thinner and then pour it over Haagen-dazs ice cream. We use Ghirardelli Chocolate. This is a really heavenly sundae. It is not easy to make as to get it so it just melts but doesn't burn at all but the effort is well worth it. Mmmmmmmm:>)


74 posted on 11/14/2004 10:25:56 PM PST by Bellflower (A new day is coming!)
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Just my luck. My Wife's allergic to chocolate.

Figures.....


75 posted on 11/14/2004 10:31:33 PM PST by RandallFlagg (FReepers, Do NOT let the voter fraud stories die!!!! (Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name))
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To: GeronL
C'mon, the women promised they were telling the truth.
76 posted on 11/15/2004 12:28:10 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: I'm ALL Right!; madison10

Dark chocolate is the most beneficial for health...


77 posted on 11/15/2004 12:31:19 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: FairOpinion

I've gotta spend more time hanging outside of See Candies in Downtown Seattle to find "Miss Right Now."


78 posted on 11/15/2004 12:34:34 AM PST by Clemenza (Gabba Gabba Hey!)
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To: madison10
The higher the quality, the darker the chocolate, the better.

I actually dislike most chocolate, and do not find it appealing. However, when I do eat chocolate, it is almost always Scharffenberger bittersweet (70% cacao -- quite dark), which is on a completely different planet flavor-wise from anything else I've ever tasted. If all chocolate tasted like the Scharffenberger, I might actually claim to like chocolate.

Most generic chocolate, like Hershey's, tastes lousy to me -- I can't eat it. In some ways, that might be a blessing in disguise...

79 posted on 11/15/2004 12:45:39 AM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: Squantos
Having traveled the world while active duty military and as a contractor for Uncle Sugar after my retirement I have to say that my favorite chocolate found is Ghirardelli....

Have you tried Scharffenberger? I much prefer it to Ghiradelli, and both are local to me. I think Scharffenberger is what chocolate was supposed to taste like before we processed and genericized the hell out of it.

While my experience is not remotely exhaustive, I actually find American chocolate to be a bit better than European, which seems to be primarily a function of ingredient quality.

80 posted on 11/15/2004 12:53:45 AM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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